Siblings Celebrate their Success Together

By Siti Lailatul Mastura
Photo Centre for Corporate Communications

BANGI, 3 November 2019 – 47th National University of Malaysia Convocation will be a cherished moment for siblings Mohd Hasra Ibrahim and his sister Noor Shahira Ibrahim.

Mohd Hasra, 32, completed his Master’s in Education (Guidance and Counselling) in Faculty of Education and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS). His sister, Noor Shahira, 28, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Philosophy from Faculty of Islamic Studies, UKM before pursuing her Masters in Sociology from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Their success was a dream come true as it was always their ambition to graduate together.

“We didn’t expect to graduate together as we registered in different years” said Mohd Hasra.

He said that despite being in different fields, at times they shared the same book when doing research work.

The eldest of three, felt that the biggest challenge was when their father passed away last year (2018).

“As the eldest, I had to manage my time to take care of the family and also focus on studies,” he said.

Mohd Hasra plans to pursue his doctorate soon.

Also graduating at the same ceremony are siblings Wan Nur Fazlina Abdol Jani who received her PhD in Engineering from Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and Wan Nur Farah Syuhada Abdol Jani who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Honours (Acturial Science) from Faculty of Science and Technology.